Illustration: Thumy Phan
Illustration: Thumy Phan
All Day

Pilsen Vendor Market

Pilsen Art House 1756 W. 19th St., Chicago

This family-friendly weekly market invites artists and vendors to sell their wares such as candles, jewelry, woodwork, apparel, handmade goods, and more. There are both indoor and outdoors space, and masks are required throughout the event.

Free

Free Painting Sessions at Pilsen Arts Community House.

Pilsen Arts and Community House 1637 W. 18th St., Chicago

Join artist Julia Kay Morrison for weekly painting sessions designed to help you tap into your imagination. Materials will be provided. Participants should feel free to bring ideas, photographs, images, and sketches that inspire or speak to them.

Free
Ongoing

A Time to Grieve: Día de Los Muertos Exhibition

National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th St., Chicago

This year’s exhibition pays tribute to and remembers the numerous individuals from Mexico and the U.S. who have died from COVID-19. The National Museum of Mexican Arts invites all to contemplate this moment with new artistic expressions by local artists and site-specific installations created by artists from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Adam Toledo, the thirteen-year-old whom Chicago police shot and killed earlier this year in La Villita, is also being remembered at the museum's exhibit. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday; closed on Monday.

Free

Paint Your Own Alebrije with Puech Ikots’ Carlos Orozco

Online

Learn how to make your own hand-carved alebrije with artist and Indigenous activist Carlos Orozco from Puech Ikots, an Indigenous arts collective of eighty families based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Their mission is to preserve their traditional artistic traditions, especially the creation of copal wood alebrijes in traditional Oaxacan style, while also learning about their culture, sustainability practices of Indigenous peoples, and the beautiful artistic traditions of Mexico's Isthmus region. This event recurs every Saturday through the end of the year.

$10 – $35

Austin Community Market

Enjoy food and crafts sold by local vendors—including Forty Acres Fresh Market and Thank God 4 Raw & Vegan Treats—along with live entertainment at this weekend community market organized by the WestSide Health Authority. The market is seeking licensed vendors and musicians; email menewman@healthauthority.org or call (773) 378-1878 for vendor/performance opportunities. Market runs Saturdays and Sundays through December 19.

Free

After School Meals

Chicago Public Library - Back of the Yards Branch 2111 W. 47th St.

Free after-school meals will be provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository for kids and teens. Meals must be eaten on site.

Free

Speak Your Peace Live

Lumber Studios 2147 S Lumber St., Chicago

Speak Your Peace Live is a special event curated by Fourtunehouse, a creative company founded by young artists from the South Side. The event will feature live music, and headlining performers including Kai Crewsade and Senite, an interactive art installation, and DJ sets by Jay Ziah and DJ Stimmy. The event is sponsored by Jon Basil Tequila. Tickets will be available via Fourtunehouse's instagram.

$13

Notes